This is my first trip report. We arrived on August 31 at POP for one night, then went to the Poly for 7 nights. What a trip! We did so much in such a short amount of time! The last time we were at Disneyworld was 2008 and we stayed for 4 days at the Contemporary, so we were really looking forward to this! Introductions: My name is Mary Lou (MLinDisney on Disboards) and I'm celebrating my retirement from 25 years of teaching : As you can see we started celebrating at JFK!! and my DD, Kim (Kimpup on Disboards) is celebrating graduating with her MBA: We got those shirts on ebay, but the same seller is on Etsy. Here is DD with her graduation hat: I wish I had taken another pic with this hat. It said "Class of 2012" on it with a little blue mortarboard and tassel on top! We really wanted to celebrate in a big way. We decided to stay at the Polynesian. We were there when Kim was 8 and her brother was 10 and loved it then. I always wanted to go back. Originally we decided on the DDP and upgraded to deluxe when we had so many restaurants we wanted to try! After this trip, I wished I had taken more photos. I have so many of the food, sooo I decided to make both a TR and a DR. I'll link the dining report here. We were planning this trip from August, 2011 and booked it December, 2011. We didn't take the free dining because I had a pin with a room only discount that saved us more than two of us on free dining. We decided later to stay at POP for one night (See WE'RE AT POP below.) Since this is my first trip report, I want to make links as I go along. Here is my table of contents: (Actually more like an outline, I may change this as I post links.) INTRODUCTIONS, MLinDisney and Kimpup!! and JFK JET BLUE TERMINAL 5!!!! We start our drinking and dining! WE'RE AT POP!! Trying out the tie-dyed cheesecake! ALOHA! CHECKING INTO POLY! Tokelau! DAY 1 PART 1 EPCOT DAY 1 PART 2 EPCOT DAY 1 PART 3 EPCOT AND SURPRISE!!! DAY 1 PART 4 MK - First Time Attractions!! DAY 2 - PART 1: SAME PARKS AS DAY 1 - EPCOT DAY 2 PART 2: Halloween Decos, MK open until 2! DAY 3 PART 1 MK - KTTK TOUR DAY 3 PART 2 MK - KTTK TOUR CONTINUED DAY 3 PART 3 HS and Fantasmic for the first time!!! DAY 4 AK, Wild AfricaTrek, Water Pageant and Wishes on the Poly beach!!! DAY 5 PART 1 HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS DAY 5 PART 2 DOWNTOWN DISNEY DAY 5 PART 3 TOMORROWLAND TERRACE DESSERT PARTY!! DAY 6 EPCOT - Pick a Pearl! First Dole Whip! Wishes on the Poly Beach! DAY 7 LAST ANIMAL KINGDOM DAY PART 1 DAY 7 LAST ANIMAL KINGDOM DAY PART 2 DAY 7 LAST ANIMAL KINGDOM DAY PART 3 DAY 8 MK, CHECKOUT AT POLY , OUTLET STORES, EPCOT - Running wild trying to use up snack credits!!! Be back in a little while I'm going to start the Dining Report and link it up!